The Best Road Trips From San Francisco (PHOTOS)

06/08/2012 07:25 am ET | Updated Aug 08, 2012

If you're lucky enough to live in San Francisco or its outlying suburbs, you know one thing for sure: There are plenty of vacations that are just a short car ride away.

And while SF has plenty to offer on its own -- hello, Union Square shopping -- sometimes it's a bit more fun to take a drive. Especially in a convertible. With the top down.

So get your bags packed, slather on some sunscreen and hop in the whip -- we've got some miles to cover.

-- Rachel Jacoby,

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